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'88 CRX with D16Y8 needs swap. ? D15B ?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by bhardesty014, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. bhardesty014

    bhardesty014 New Member

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    Jul 18, 2008
    Whats up guys. Just joined and this is my first post. I bought
    an '88 Crx HF with a SI tranny and a D16Y8 engine. I recently
    threw a rod and am looking for the easiest swap possible. I've
    been told the D15B is exactly the same as the D16Y8. Is this
    true? What other options are there? Again I'm looking for the
    easiest swap possible. How do these 2 engines compare? Appreciate
    the help.another question, when pulling the motor can you pull it
    separately from the tranny or do you have to pull it all as one
    piece? If I separate them I can only move the motor over about
    an inch, will this be enough clearance for the bearings and clutch?
    if you pull it as a whole how do you take off the drive axle? Also where do you recommend to buy used engines? Thanks
  2. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Jan 2, 2003
    Raleigh, NC
    D15B VTEC is more similar to a D16Z6. How's the car wire? If the harness is still the old MPFI one, a simple D16A6 swap would be good; although I'd recommend a Z6 since VTEC wires are probably in there already.

    You can pull the transmission and motor separately, although together with a leveler is the easiest.

    If you take the transmission out first you'll have plent of space, but you'll probably need to remove the radius arm to drop it.

    The drive axles are held in by 32mm axle nuts at the hubs, and a prybar or screw driver to take it out of the transmission.
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